If all you saw was the scoreboard, you might have thought that the Michigan State - Iowa game last night was fairly close. You couldn't be more wrong. It was an ugly game for Iowa, and their 86-76 loss to the Spartans leaves Nebraska in sole possession of fourth place in the Big Ten.
At 5:27, Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery got a technical. A short time later, Iowa's Zach McCabe intentionally threw Michigan State's Travis Trice to the floor. The officials called a dead ball double foul on both players (McCabe's fifth), and ejected Spartan Russell Byrd for leaving the bench (why McCabe wasn't ejected... well, it was a dead ball foul, but a pretty cheap play). Iowa made a three at the buzzer to make it look a little better than it was, and it was BAD.
Iowa's loss is Nebraska's gain, however, as the Huskers are in fourth place and can maintain that position and a bye in the Big Ten tournament by beating Wisconsin 6:30 pm on Sunday in a game that will be televised on BTN.
Regardless of what happens Sunday - this is the most fun that Nebrasketball has been for decades.
Michigan State 86, Iowa 76 -- How a Resurrection Really Feels - The Only Colors
In a game crucial to the Spartans' psyche, the Green and White put together one of the best halves of the season to sweep Iowa and clinch a first round Big Ten Tournament bye.
MICHIGAN STATE 86, IOWA 76: OUTRIGHT FAILURE - Black Heart Gold Pants
Iowa's tenth loss of the season was its most lopsided and its most damning.
Recap: Penn State Hoops Beats Northwestern Like It Stole Something, 59-32 - Black Shoe Diaries
No, seriously, this wasn't football. Our basketball team just won by that much.
Bubble Burst - Off Tackle Empire
After exploding pretty much any bubble hopes we had by letting Nebraska (NEBRASKA!) complete their season sweep of the Hoosiers on Senior Night at Assembly Hall, this season is almost guaranteed to be a disappointment at best to the entire Indiana fanbase.
Photos: Adidas Unveils March Madness Uniforms - Lost Lettermen
After last year’s Zubaz uniforms debacle, Adidas has released 10 new uniforms for conference tournaments and March Madness that have mixed results.
What just happened?
What is with all the fan stuff lately? Some guy at Texas Tech, a Utah Valley student punching New Mexico State players, and now this stuff.
DON'T FORGET THE WOMEN!
The No. 16 Nebraska women's basketball team begins its hunt for a Big Ten Tournament title Friday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
The Husker women will take on Iowa tonight at around 7:00 pm, televised on BTN.
NCAA Panel Approves Change to Targeting Penalty - NYTimes.com
An NCAA panel has approved a change to the targeting foul that would wipe out the 15-penalty when video review overturns the ejection of a player.
Husker Pro Day: Some of the numbers : Latest Husker News
NFL windbreakers here, there and everywhere. Such was the sight Thursday at Nebraska's Pro Day, which brought representatives from 18 different teams to town.
"Like I do everything else. Statistics, at the end of the year you really look back at them to say, do you want to dive into statistics? Where were you in scoring defense??
Seems pretty normal to me....
For more than 40 years, the NCAA has restricted the number, value and guarantee of athletic scholarships. Former West Virginia running back Shawne Alston hopes to change this system. He's suing the NCAA, Pac-12, Big Ten, Big-12, SEC and ACC in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, which is the same court hearing Ed O'Bannon and Sam Keller's class action suit against the NCAA. Alston, who last year filed a separate lawsuit against Electronic Arts, hopes that a judge will certify his case as a class action on behalf thousands of others who played Division I football from 2010 to present. Here is a look at the key arguments in the case.
Everybody sues everybody!